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Why does literacy matter to you?

Literacy matters more than ever! We chose this theme for Literacy Month 2020 to acknowledge the importance of literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Literacy facilitates our access to and understanding …

Raise-a-Reader Week

It’s Raise-a-Reader Week!  The Raise-a-Reader campaign was created by the Vancouver Sun in 1997 to support literacy work by helping to increase awareness and raise money for family literacy programs …

International Literacy Day 2020

Today is International Literacy Day! This year’s theme is Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, with a particular focus on the role of educators and teaching …

September is Literacy Month!

September is Literacy Month in BC! This year the theme is “Literacy matters more than ever!” This province-wide campaign raises awareness of the importance of literacy and raises funds to …

Indigenous Ally Toolkit

What does it mean to be an ally to Indigenous peoples? The Indigenous Ally Toolkit presents concise steps: Be critical of any motivations. Start learning. Act accordingly. It also contains …

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. One way to celebrate is by enjoying the work of First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors. You can find suggestions in: 35 books …

Implicit Bias

Everyone possesses implicit bias. The impact at school, at work, and in the community can be significant. What is it? Also known as implicit social cognition, implicit bias refers to …

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month! It honours the history, heritage and diversity of First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada. To learn more about Indigenous history in Canada, …

BC’s Restart Plan

Yesterday the BC Government announced BC’s Restart Plan. Find information on what that can mean to you and your work in: BC’s Restart Plan BC COVID-19 Go-Forward Management Strategy BC …

Social Connection during COVID-19

May 4th-10th is CMHA Mental Health Week. This year, the theme is ‘social connection’ and its importance for mental health. The campaign this year calls for us to #GetReal about …